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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
|Occupation||Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist|
|Years active||1999 - Present|
Alpha and Omega (2010)
|Awards||Walter Lantz Award
Best Animated Short, New York Independent Film Festival
Benjamin "Ben" Gluck is an American director, screenwriter, and storyboard artist.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he was making films for as long as he can remember. At the age of 7 he was making 8mm films and, as a teenager, pitching animated film projects over the phone to Walt Disney Studios. He also wrote and illustrated comic strips for the underground local college newspaper.
Gluck then attended California Institute of the Arts, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Animation. His animated short, Man’s Best Friend, a satirical spoof on life and love in the Garden of Eden, garnered awards and accolades in the American Film circuit and went on to win Best Animated Short at the New York Independent Film Festival. His short toured the world with Spike and Mike’s Festival of Sick & Twisted Animation and premiered nationwide on MTV's Cartoon Sushi and provided him with a full tuition scholarship from Walt Disney Studios.
Gluck got his start in animated feature films at DreamWorks Feature Animation as a story trainee on The Prince of Egypt. He then joined Walt Disney Studios were he served for ten years working in as a storyboard artist on the films Dinosaur, Emperor’s New Groove, Home on the Range. He also served as Head of Story on Bambi 2 and directed Disney’s Brother Bear 2 which was produced in Australia.
Gluck then began working on independant animated features. He served as Head of Story on the science fiction fantasy 9, executive produced by Tim Burton and was one of two directors of Alpha and Omega, a 3D animated feature film by Lionsgate Films. This film was India's first animated feature to be released in the U.S.
Gluck has been a guest lecturer at California Institute of the Arts, a Director of Animation at Rocketfish Animation Studios Malaysia, and is the author and illustrator of Squeak!, an interactive eBook.
|2003||Piglet's Big Movie||Story Artist|
|2000||The Emperor's New Groove||(Uncredited)||Story Artist|
|2004||Home on the Range||Story Artist|
|2006||Bambi II||Additional Voices||Head of Story|
|2006||Brother Bear 2||Raccoon #2 (Voice)||Director|
|2009||9||Head of Story|
|2010||Yogi Bear||Story Artist|
|2010||Alpha and Omega||Radio Announcer (Uncredited)||Director, Story|
|2012||Science Ninja Team Gatchaman||(Never Released)||Director|
|1990||Cimoc Koob||Director, Animator|
|1992||Monster Under My Bed||Director, Animator|
|1994||Man's Best Friend||Additional Voices||Director, Writer, Animator|